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Jan 3, 2007 01:59 AM

Dungeness crab anywhere in Austin?

After having a delicious S&P crab recently, I am rabid for more. Do any Austin hounds have any recommendations for any dungeness crab? Kent Wang, does Quality Seafood steam crab for their counter or for takeout? Do any of the seafood restaurants have dungeness on the menu now that it is in season? I care not about ethnicity, recipe, or price...just want to know if there is anywhere around here that features dungeness in season....?!

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  1. I assume you mean the S&P dish at T&S Seafood. If not, then you must get there at once as they have a number of dungeness preparations. My favorite is the "garlic and scallions" method.

    I have never seen Quality Seafood sell dungeness in its restaurant. Bummer, I know. They don't really do seasonal items like that. Only thing that I can think of is the occasional crawfish boil that they'll have.

    You could try the usual suspects: McCormick & Schmick, Eddie V's, Truluck's.

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    1. re: Kent Wang

      THAT's why I asked again...I forgot to check Truluck's. Just did, and they feature steamed dungeness in season. Thanks!

      I got the S&P crab at T&S, and since my options are so limited, I will hurry back for the garlic and scallion preparation.

      Guess my next move after that is to try and track down seafood markets with live dungeness - preferably those who will steam on site...I love the crab, but living with the lingering aroma of home steaming...well, I've done it, more than once, and will again if I have to!

      1. re: saticoy

        central market steams live seafood for you to take home.

    2. Quality Seafood on Airport has DC in season and you can eat on site. Not sure if they have the crab on menu as it doesn't show on their site.
      I love their seafood and their market. The seafood is always fresh and the staff is always friendly.

      1. Thanks everyone...I'm very excited to try QS - last time I was at CM, they had live lobster, but no crab....but I will try again. Appreciate all your comments!

        1. I think Whole Foods downtown has DC but I think they are steamed onsite...

          1. I was at the new MT Supermarket yesterday (N Lamar one block south of Braker, in the new Chinatown center) and I saw live dungeness.